The Selection Process

The Selection Process for applicants who wish to enter in Year 7

This Entry Point is for pupils who are currently in their final year of the Primary School and wish to join the National Sport School in their first year of secondary school.

Entry to the school is by application and under a pre-published set of terms and conditions.

The leading principle for the school is that it offers places only to talented and highly skilled young student-athletes who have demonstrated a high achievement in their chosen sport and, who are, at their age, considered to be amongst the very best of the talent pool available in the Maltese Islands.

At the Year 7 (Form 1) entry point there are up to forty-two [42] places available. From these forty-two, up to fourteen [14] (including 2 goalkeepers) are set aside for applicants from football. The remaining twenty eight [28] places are for the other sports disciplines. 

Eligibility

  • Student-athlete will be born in the year 2009
  • Student-athlete will have been recommended by his/her NSB as a talented and highly skilled young student-athlete who is considered to be amongst the very best of the talented pool available in the Maltese Islands.
  • Student-athlete will have been practicing their sport with a club recognised and governed by the relevant NSB for not less than 12 monthsfrom date of application.

Documentary Requirements to apply

Students must submit the following items to the Customer Care Office/One Stop Shop, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana, in conjunction with the hard copy application form. Please note that all original documents must be produced upon submission to verify their authenticity.

  • A properly complete application form which is to be downloaded from the NSS website here
  • Any current and past school reports, testimonials and recommendations (only optional – latest two years records would be enough)
  • Photocopy of all relevant Psycho Educational or Special Education Evaluation Reports (if applicable)
  • Two [2] passport size photographs (approximately 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm). Please write student’s name on the back of the photographs
  • Student’s Birth Certificate

Every applicant should be given an index number on receipt of application from MEDE.

Entry Criteria:

  • Sports Assessment: 60% of the overall weighting.
  • Benchmark Assessment: 30% of the over weighting (a minimum threshold of 45% in any two subjects and 35% in one of the three core subjects: Maths, Maltese and English).
  • Interview: 10% of the overall weighting.

Pass mark for practical exams is 50%. Any applicants who do not obtain 50% in practical exam will be notified via email that he/she shall not continue the selection process. This is to be indicated in website. All practical exams should be concluded by end of May.

The publication of results will happen just as soon as the interview marks have been computed and added to the table of results.

The results will be communicated to the parents or guardians of the students not more than five [3] days after the final interview is conducted and will be published simultaneously at the Customer Care Office, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana.

2019 Selection Process Timetable

The following dates may be subject to change. All application forms will be acknowledged and parents will receive a letter informing them whether their child has been successful in gaining a trial.

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The Selection Process for applicants who wish to enter in Year 9

This late entry point is for students who are currently in their second year at secondary school and wish to join the National Sport School in Year 9 (Form 3).

Entry to the school is by application and under a pre-published set of terms and conditions.

At the Year 9 (Form 3) entry point there are up to ten [10] places available. From these four [4], are set aside for applicants from football. The remaining six [6] places are set for the other sports discipline.

Eligibility

  • Student-athlete will be born in the year 2007.
  • Student-athlete will have been recommended by his/her NSB as a talented and highly skilled young student-athlete who is considered to be amongst the very best of the talented pool available in the Maltese Islands
  • Student-athlete will have been practicing their sport with a club recognized and governed by the relevant NSB for not less than two [2] yearsfrom date of application.

Documentary Requirements to apply

Students must submit the following items to the Customer Care Office/One Stop Shop, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana, in conjunction with the hard copy application form. Please note that all original documents must be produced upon submission to verify their authenticity.

  • A properly complete application form which is to be downloaded from the NSS website here.
  • Any current and past school reports, testimonials and recommendations (only optional – latest two years records would be enough).
  • Photocopy of all relevant Psycho Educational or Special Education Evaluation Reports (if applicable).
  • Two [2] passport size photographs (approximately 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm). Please write student’s name on the back of the photographs.
  • Photocopy of Student’s Birth Certificate.

Entry Criteria:

  • Sports Assessment: 60% of the overall weighting.
  • Benchmark Assessment: 30% of the over weighting.
  • Interview: 10% of the overall weighting.

Pass mark for practical exams is 50%. Any applicants who do not obtain 50% in practical exam will be notified via email that he/she shall not continue the selection process. This is to be indicated in website. All practical exams should be concluded by end of May.

The publication of results will happen just as soon as the interview marks have been computed and added to the table of results.

The results will be communicated to the parents or guardians of the students not more than five [3] days after the final interview is conducted and will be published simultaneously at the Customer Care Office, Directorate for Educational Services in Floriana.

2019 Selection Process Timetable

The following dates may be subject to change. All application forms will be acknowledged and parents will receive a letter informing them whether their child has been successful in gaining a trial.

 

NEW TIMELINE